How is the aging population changing product design? Builders and designers have been hearing from clients that homeowners now want to age-in-place, and they also want to renovate their existing homes to accommodate various generations living under one roof. The lack of housing stock and current mortgage and interest rates have contributed to this phenomenon. This shift in living has been a boon to the renovation industry, and it has given rise to innovations and building processes that elegantly combine technology and health benefits in the service of independence for elderly or anyone with physical challenges.
The consumer mindset around bathing is evolving to view showering as far more than a simple rinse to get clean, but rather as a time to relax, unwind and wash away the day-to-day stresses of life. In fact, consumers are making purchases to support this shift. According to a recent survey commissioned by GROHE, more than 65% of respondents are enhancing their time in the shower with various add-ons, such as soothing aromas, music and gentle rain shower products to elevate their “me time.”
Bathrooms and kitchens get larger, COVID-19 has a lasting impact on design.
November 16, 2020
As homeowners spend more time at home, kitchens and primary bathrooms are getting larger, the volume of outdoor living projects is increasing significantly and there is a need for easy-to-clean surfaces, flexible living spaces and seamless technology integration for added convenience and peace of mind.
Each year on October 15, Global Handwashing Day advocates for how a simple and inexpensive action – handwashing with soap and water – can stop the spread of colds, flus and other infectious diseases. This year, due to the coronavirus, the international day has taken on new-found prominence.
Near-record levels of rainfall, continued labor shortages and the impact of tariffs challenge construction business sentiment.
July 16, 2019
The Houzz Renovation Barometer tracks residential renovation market expectations, project backlogs and recent activity among businesses in the construction sector and the architectural and design services sector in the U.S.
A copy of the letter American Standard sent to Seacrest and Jenner is shared, accompanied by the above image of the toilets and seats. The products were given as a gift and in no way imply an endorsement, the company explained.